Las Vegas’ annual April spillover session is back and bigger than ever, with more than 30 acts from the SoCal desert fest playing across the Valley, from the Strip to Downtown. Here’s a sampling of what nine local venues have to offer.
Oasis’ Noel Gallagher has said that the “future of the galaxy depends,” in part, on Howlin’, these Aussies’ chilled-out 2013 debut. Somewhat relatedly, they kinda sound like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. April 9, 9 p.m., $10, Beauty Bar.
Scotland’s eardrum-wrecking post-rockers have doubled their album output—from four to eight—since last playing Las Vegas, way back in 2003. Recent setlists suggest the band is mining all of it for gems. April 11, 8 p.m., $20, Hard Rock Live.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
As much an American institution as a touring outfit, these New Orleans masters have spent more than five decades upholding the jazz tradition for audiences initiated and new. April 11 & 12, 6 & 9 p.m., $39-$50, Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz.
The record sleeve for Roxy Music’s 1973 classic For Your Pleasure features the Vegas skyline, so perhaps it’s fitting the U.K. art rockers’ ex-singer will bring his latest solo tour to town. What exactly he’ll play is anyone’s guess. April 12, 8 p.m., $49-$99, the Pearl.
Bombay Bicycle Club
The bouncy Brits, whose latest album So Long, See You Tomorrow reached No. 1 back home in February, seem to expand their indie-pop sound with each successive release. And they’re still a fun lot to dance to in person. April 13, 9 p.m., $20, Vinyl.
New Zealand’s breakout pop star highlights a female-centric Cosmo lineup (Haim, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding), and she plays twice, so you’ve got two chances to sing along: “Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom …” April 15 & 16, 8 p.m., $31-$40, Boulevard Pool.
This Belgian producer’s style is known as liquid funk—a jazzy form of drum ’n’ bass built around layers of instrumentation. It sounds good coming through headphones, but it should really get you moving in person. April 16, 9:30 p.m., $20-$25, House of Blues.
Chance the Rapper
Without even releasing a proper album, Chicago native Chancelor Bennett has become a hip hip-hop name to know, behind a pair of mixtapes, including last year’s Acid Rap. His flow is manic, to say the least. April 17, 8 p.m., $35, Brooklyn Bowl.
The Brooklynites have toured with The xx, Vampire Weekend and the GZA, but their twitchy indie rock sounds light years from any of those acts. Think more Modest Mouse, crossed with the American Pie soundtrack. April 17, 8 p.m., free, Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Empire of the Sun, April 9, Chelsea; Bonobo, April 10, Brooklyn Bowl; Grouplove with Warpaint, April 10, Boulevard Pool; Disclosure, April 11, Brooklyn Bowl; Lana Del Rey, April 11, Chelsea; Big Gigantic, April 12, Brooklyn Bowl; Ellie Goulding, April 12, Boulevard Pool; The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, April 12, Beauty Bar; The Naked and Famous and The 1975 with White Lies, April 14, Brooklyn Bowl; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, April 15-19, Brooklyn Bowl; Future Islands, April 16, Beauty Bar; Haim with MS MR, April 17, Boulevard Pool; Motörhead (opening for Megadeth), April 17, the Pearl; Foster the People with Young & Sick, April 18, Boulevard Pool; Bastille, April 19, House of Blues; The Cult, April 19, the Joint; Waxahatchee, April 19, Eagle Aerie Hall; Graveyard, April 21, Vinyl; Bombino, April 21 & 22, Brooklyn Bowl.